Gigabyte’s internal overclocker, HiCookie, succeeded break the world record (opens in new tab) for the fastest DDR5 memory overclock on an Intel Z790 machine, with 11 Gb/s of raw, single-channel bandwidth.
That makes Gigabyte our new DDR5 memory overclocking champion, and just a hair away from reaching ADATA’s upcoming DDR5-12600 production speeds (via WCCFTech (opens in new tab)).
The previous DDR5 overclocking record involved a pair of G.Skill DDR5-8000 RAM modules pushed to a whopping DDR5-10000 overclock on an Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Apex motherboard.
Now, with one of Gigabyte’s own unreleased Aorus DDR5-8333 modules in a dual-DIMM Gigabyte Z790 Aorus Tachyon – a board specifically designed with extreme memory and CPU overclocking in mind – HiCookie has set the record for DDR5 -11136 (5567.5 effective).
That is with the CAS timings set to 64-127-127-127-127-2 as you can see in the CPU-Z validator results (opens in new tab), although no data is provided when it comes to memory voltages. A smart move in case anyone plans to follow suit in a bid for the DDR5 overclocking crown, and one that will involve a bit of experimentation on the part of potential contenders.
The score is now listed as the maximum memory overclock on Gigabyte’s Z790 Aorus Tachyon page (opens in new tab)and is a big win for Gigabyte in DDR5 overclocking.
Looks like we’re getting really close to the ridiculous DDR5-12600 (opens in new tab) data transfer rates promised by ADATA based on the latest XPG memory announcement.